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Avian Flu Confirmed In Commercial Turkey Flock In California

Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

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NIH Doctor: ‘Shame’ Kids Not Being Vaccinated For Measles

Dr. Anthony Fauci says parents who shun vaccines for their children should be ostracized because of the risk of spreading infections of childhood diseases.

01/23/2015

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Study: Environment Trumps Genetics in Shaping Immune System

How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out.

01/16/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Study Points Out Flaws in Popular ‘Paleo’ Diet

The idea behind the recently trendy Paleo diet, or caveman diet, is that participants emulate the eating habits of early humans during the Stone Age. However, a new study performed by researchers at Georgia State University and Kent State University says that strict Paleo dieters may misunderstand their ancestors.

12/23/2014

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Study: Fast Food Linked To Lower Student Test Scores

Fast food burgers, fries and other greasy fare may affect how students perform in school, according to a new study led by an Ohio State University professor.

12/23/2014

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Md. Reports 80,000 Health Care Enrollments

Maryland’s health department says more than 80,000 residents have enrolled in health coverage through the state’s insurance exchange since the second open enrollment period began Nov. 15.

12/12/2014

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Study: Scary Ads Are More Effective to Prevent Smoking

Anti-smoking ads that invoke responses of fear or disgust are the ones most likely to work, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study.

12/12/2014

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Study: Stress Causes Aging — Even In Teens And Pre-teens

Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.

12/11/2014

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Expert Warns Doing This While Checking Your Messages Can Cause ‘Email Apnea’

Like sleep apnea, email apnea puts people at risk for a variety of illnesses, such as stroke, heart attack and diabetes, expert believe.

12/10/2014

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